Happy birthday to legendary U.K. drummer Ginger Baker who owned a recording studio in which Paul McCartney taped some of his iconic “Band on the Run” album. Where was that studio located?
ANSWER: Lagos, Nigeria
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for August 19, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- Happy birthday to Deep Purple singer Ian Gillian and Queen bassist John Deacon.
- 1969: Speaking of Ginger Baker, the Blind Faithalbum went gold.
- 1980: 1400 fans rioted in Toronto whenAlice Cooper was forced to cancel a concert due to illness.
- 1997: Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham released the live reunion album The Dance.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
- 1978: George Thorogood and the Destroyers played M.I.T’s Kresge Auditorium. That same night Styx hit the cape cod coliseum.
- 1992: It was the Allman Brothers Band at Great Woods
- 1994: The Allman Brothers led the H.O.R.D.E. tour to Old Orchard Beach in Maine.